Today's Democrats are egoists. They support their facebook celebrity of a president who would rather meet with DJ Pimp with a Limp and Letterman, than the PM of Israel. A man who as part of his relection campaign "store," offers a flag of the United States, except modified to replace the stars with his logo, an unheard-of statement of disrespect to which no prior president would ever have lowered himself. Whereas other presidents respected this country and served it, this president respects himself and expects us to serve him. And in his and his followers esteemed opinion, the greatest accomplishment of this nation is in it's election of him, not the transformation American-style freedom has had on virtually all aspects of the world we live in.
To today's Democrats, white men are either ignorant or racist unless they vote in lockstep with the party. The founding documents are slavery-abetting evil and our founding fathers weren't courageous for their time, they were cowards for not dealing with the issues of slavery and women's rights, even though the truth is that they established the very idea of individual rights and laid the groundwork for slaves to be freed and women to be treated equally. Today's Democrats claim to be tolerant, while expressing the utmost intolerance of anyone or anything that doesn't support their view. Today's Democrats are, plainly speaking, cynical, depressed, childish, and immature.
Worse, today's Democrats are the ones who are truly ignorant. In all of their clamor for something different than American-style freedom, in all of their rhetoric of fundamentally changing America, they neglect the reality that their collectivist, statist views are precisely what our forefathers were escaping from, not to mention the hordes of immigrants who have come here since. They ignore that all of their solutions have been tried before, many, many times in fact, and all with horrible results for the souls involved. They avoid the fact that capitalism, free markets and the celebration of the individual, are actually what is truly new. They ignore the truth that fundamental change already happened a little over 200 years ago when this great nation was formed, and that one recession, no matter how bad, is hardly an excuse to change all of that.
Perhaps Democrats have always been this way, but it certainly hasn't felt like it to me. Again, Clinton seemed to be able to cross the aisle and gain a modest amount of support from the other side. Democrats and Republicans alike agreed Carter wasn't getting the job done, and helped to elect Reagan in a landslide. As a country, we've always seemed to come together, to do what's right for this country, and based on the ideals of this country. Sure, there are always single issues voters and party die hards, but that's true on both sides of the aisle and hasn't really mattered. Until recently that is. In the admitted unscientifically reached view of this author, Democrats of the past never seemed to have as much disdain for America and all the possibilities it offers, as today's Democrats seem to.